5/29 Nativism & Paranoia in American Politics – Past and Present w/ Lester Lee (Rebroadcast)

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This year, interspersed with new shows, the Free School University Program will be replaying most of the shows from last year, roughly in chronological order.  (The only shows we’ll skip will be those for which there is no recording, and maybe a few that were so topical that they are no longer of great interest.)  Most of these shows are also available on our Archive and Podcast pages.

This week, we’ll rebroadcast  Nativism & Paranoia in American Politics – Past and Present  with historian Lester Lee, which originally broadcast on 2/29/2012.

Nativism, jingoism and paranoia are nothing new in American politics.  The fervent anti-immigrant movements aimed at Catholics and Chinese in the 19th Century parallel those against Latinos, Haitians, Africans and other immigrants of our present day.  The racism and paranoia seen during our wars in the Philippines and Viet Nam, and against Japan are reflected in the present day rage aimed at Arabs and Islam.  Can we draw lessons from the past to help us resist a politics of fear and hatred here in the present day?

Lester “Africanus” Lee has studied at Antioch College, The University of Ghana The Bologna Center, Bologna, Italy (Johns Hopkins University), and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.  He is a Senior Lecturer of History at Suffolk University.

Nativism & Paranoia in American Politics – Past and Present
w/ Lester “Africanus” Lee
Wednesday, 5/29/2013 7:00 pm USA Eastern Time
(Rebroadcast of a show that aired 2/29/12)
Occupy Boston Radio – OBR.FM
with rebroadcasts the following Monday 10:00 am
and Wednesday 7:00 am

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